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As a growing number of U.S. states ban treatment to align a young person’s body with their gender identity, doctors must halt care they say can be lifesaving.

  • Feb. 20, 2024
Medical students teach medical techniques to undergraduate students who are participating in the summer Pre Med Enrichment Program at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine.
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Expanded summer pathway programs provide opportunities for disadvantaged students and promote equity in the medical field.

  • Feb. 15, 2024
Energy patterns create a human heart against a backdrop of energy fields in a photograph about heart issues, coronary research and energy fields in medicine.
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To celebrate American Heart Month, here are five medical innovations that have improved cardiac care and provided hope for patients who had few options.

  • Feb. 13, 2024

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Medical researchers and clinicians are making strides in understanding how to personalize treatment to individual patients’ needs.

  • Feb. 22, 2024
Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, associate professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology at the University of Virginia (UVA) is leading experiments that may contribute to personalized medicine in the future.
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As a growing number of U.S. states ban treatment to align a young person’s body with their gender identity, doctors must halt care they say can be lifesaving.

  • Feb. 20, 2024
A young woman siting on a psychiatrist's couch in the consulting room and talking to her therapeutic practitioner.
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To celebrate American Heart Month, here are five medical innovations that have improved cardiac care and provided hope for patients who had few options.

  • Feb. 13, 2024
Energy patterns create a human heart against a backdrop of energy fields in a photograph about heart issues, coronary research and energy fields in medicine.
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Four years after the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, experts know a lot about mutating strains, vaccine effectiveness, long COVID, and other common questions.

  • Feb. 7, 2024
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These inspiring Black doctors overcame obstacles to battle inequities, run major institutions, discover breakthrough treatments, and improve care for millions.

  • Feb. 1, 2024
Eight prominent Black leaders in medicine. Top row (left to right): Selwyn Vickers, Valerie Rice, Griffin Rodgers, and Deborah Prothrow-Stith. Bottom row (left to right): David Satcher, Marcella Nunez-Smith, Alister Martin, and James Hildreth Sr.
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Physicians are testing tools that listen to conversations and create written notes, freeing them to focus on patients and easing documentation burdens.

  • Jan. 30, 2024
Austin Bush, MD, shows a patient at Atrium Health in North Carolina a tool on his phone.
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Experts say the drug could help curb the obesity epidemic, but the cost, shortages, and side effects could limit its effects on public health.

  • Jan. 25, 2024
Female feet standing on electronic scales for weight control
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A growing body of research shows how air pollution from wildfires is impacting the lungs, heart, brain, and other organs. Climate change is making it worse.

  • Jan. 23, 2024
Smoke from wildfires in California covers the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge and buildings on the San Francisco skyline.
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Often, there's little doctors can do to tackle social factors like unhealthy housing. So medical-legal partnerships are putting lawyers on the care team.

  • Jan. 16, 2024
Attorney Rachel Barr meets with a family at the Child HeLP medical-legal partnership at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where patients often receive legal services right on site.
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The director and the COO of ARPA-H explain how it will assess markets, streamline research, and build public-private networks to fuel biomedical breakthroughs.

  • Jan. 3, 2024
Sample of DNA being pipetted into a petri dish over genetic results